Stop a Playlist from Looping Content Continuously

Potential Symptoms

  • Playlist is looping continuously, but I want the playlist to play through once and then blank and/or stop
  • How do I make a playlist that doesn't loop


  • Product Family: Software, Control System
  • Product: 
  • Components: Display Studio Playlists , DMP-8000 with looping disabled
  • Control System: Show Control System (SCS)


  • The Create Playlist command is built to automatically loop content in a playlist. If the user wants a playlist to play once, it is best to use a combination of the Play and Add to Playlist commands.


  1. Create your first line of script to Play the first item you would like played in your playlist.
    1. Using Play first makes sure the content begins to play when the button is pressed. If you just wish to add items to an existing queue, skip this step.
  2. Set Run Times = 1 in step 4.
  3. Add another line using the Add to Playlist command in step 3.
  4. Use the Run times option or play continuously option for desired outcome.
  5. See example below: 
    QD3_Set Run Options2.jpg

    • This is a Display Studio button from version 2.15+.  The icons for this will be the same under a scripting button, step 4.

Related Resources

How do I create and edit a Quick Display button in Display Studio?

How do I create scripting containers and buttons?

KB ID: DD3345994

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